The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence Let us re adopt the Declaration of Independence and with it the practices and policy which harmonize with it If we do this we shall not only have saved the Union but we shall have saved it as to

  • Title: The Declaration of Independence
  • Author: Thomas Jefferson
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  • Page: 460
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Let us re adopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it, the practices, and policy, which harmonize with it If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union but we shall have saved it, as to make, and keep it, forever worthy of the saving Abraham Lincoln

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  • Thomas Jefferson

    More than a mere renaissance man, Jefferson may actually have been a new kind of man He was fluent in five languages and able to read two others He wrote, over the course of his life, over sixteen thousand letters He was acquainted with nearly every influential person in America, and a great many in Europe as well He was a lawyer, agronomist, musician, scientist, philosopher, author, architect, inventor, and statesman Though he never set foot outside of the American continent before adulthood, he acquired an education that rivaled the finest to be attained in Europe He was clearly the foremost American son of the Enlightenment.Jefferson was born at Shadwell in Albemarle county, Virginia on April 13, 1743 He was tutored by the Reverend James Maury, a learned man, in the finest classical tradition He began the study of Latin, Greek, and French at the age of 9 He attended William and Mary College in Williamsburg at sixteen years old, then continued his education in the Law under George Wythe, the first professor of law in America who later would sign Jefferson s Declaration in 1776 Thomas Jefferson attended the House of Burgesses as a student in 1765 when he witnessed Patrick Henry s defiant stand against the Stamp Act He gained the Virginia bar and began practice in 1769, and was elected to the House of Burgesses in 1769 It was there that his involvement in revolutionary politics began He was never a very vocal member, but his writing, his quiet work in committee, and his ability to distill large volumes of information to essence, made him an invaluable member in any deliberative body.In 1775 when a Virginia convention selected delegates to the Continental Congress, Jefferson was selected as an alternate It was expected that Payton Randolph, then Speaker of the Virginia House and president of the Continental Congress too, would be recalled by the Royal Governor This did happen and Jefferson went in his place Thomas Jefferson had a theory about self governance and the rights of people who established habitat in new lands Before attending the Congress in Philadelphia he codified these thoughts in an article called A Summary View of the Rights of British America This paper he sent on ahead of him He fell ill on the road and was delayed for several days By the time he arrived, his paper had been published as a pamphlet and sent throughout the colonies and on to England where Edmund Burke, sympathetic to the colonial condition, had it reprinted and circulated widely In 1776 Jefferson, then a member of the committee to draft a declaration of independence, was chosen by the committee to write the draft This he did, with some minor corrections from James Madison and an embellishment from Franklin, the document was offered to the Congress on the first day of July The congress modified it somewhat, abbreviating certain wording and removing points that were outside of general agreement The Declaration was adopted on the Fourth of July.Jefferson returned to his home not long afterward His wife and two of his children were very ill, he was tired of being remote from his home, and he was anxious about the development of a new government for his native state.In June of 1779 he succeeded Patrick Henry as Governor of Virginia The nation was still at war, and the southern colonies were under heavy attack Jefferson s Governorship was clouded with hesitation He himself concluded that the state would be better served by a military man He declined re election after his first term and was succeeded by General Nelson of Yorktown.In 1781 he retired to Monticello, the estate he inherited, to write, work on improved agriculture, and attend his wife It was during this time that he wrote Notes on the State of Virginia, a work that he never completed Martha Jefferson died in September of 1782 This event threw Jefferson into a depression that, according to his eldest daughter he might never have recovere


  • My first thoughts, on the morning of July 4, 2017.Put aside slavery and hypocrisy—if you can—for a moment, and read the first paragraph (71 words, 405 characters):When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind require [...]

  • Probably the best non-book/theater piece/dialog/story/dialogue work ever written. Astounding language and content it's the essence of the Revolutionary spirit as well as most of Jefferson's thoughts. Isn't it awesome this is listed on ?

  • 2 StarsI rated this book 2 stars simply because this book was one of those books that are just okay to read. I don´t really read history kind of because to me some are good and some are not so much. The reason I read this book is because I had to read it for one of my classes that I am taking. At first I thought for sure I was not going to like it because of the way it sounded. As I was reading this book I changed my mind about it. I was better than what I thought. I would not read this book ag [...]

  • I read this document a couple times a year. Whenever I do, I wonder if the list of government abuses would be longer today.How many millions of dollars per minute of interest does the American taxpayer get stuck with thanks to Congress?How many months of forced labor does the average citizen work in order to pay their taxes? And how much do we pay with the hidden tax of inflation from the Federal Reserves' fiat money?How many American citizens get killed in undeclared wars, where national securi [...]

  • I have read this many times but wanted to read it again with all the headlines over the confederate flag and the cause(s) of the civil war. What did Jefferson mean by "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." I think Americans have been arguing about this for over 200 years.

  • As it is kinda stupid, it is quite funny that i think even today such a text with a good reading may cause a revolution

  • I find it hard to write a review on this selection of Jefferson's works not for any fault of the editor, and certainly not the introduction by Michael Hardt which I thought an excellent standalone essay in and of itself. It is that Jefferson, to me at least, is a figure who wrote fantastic things, truly revolutionary things, but also wrote horrible things, and did horrible things as well. Jefferson that believer in natural human rights, equality, and brotherhood, owned slaves, laid the foundatio [...]

  • It has been said by some that there were no “long chain of abuses” for the early founders to protest. I wonder if these people have been so desensitized by modern abuses that what the colonists faced was nothing in comparison. The 27 abuses listed in the Declaration of Independence are indeed abuses worth declaring separation over. It is plain that Thomas Jefferson liked the writings of John Locke, as do I. I have read that several classic authors have disagreed with Locke on different point [...]

  • The Declaration of Independence taken from Jefferson's autobiography was quite enlightening because I could see the many alterations that Congress made as well as the dedication Jefferson had to his country and countrymen: "we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor." I believe Jefferson had wisdom beyond his years (especially in his expressions of slavery) that was shot down because Congress was eager to unite the colonies.

  • Hardt tries really hard to make Jefferson's political theory into a radical phenomena, and it is a neat idea, but in the end I can't buy it. Jefferson's idea of "natural law" and the will of the "people" ultimately lends itself far more easily, in my mind, to neoliberal arguments than those which Hardt is interested in making.

  • Since it is the 4th of July I thought that I would read this and Common Sense since I really have never sat down and read the whole thing. I thought these gentlemen were extremely remarkable. If the war would have been lost they all would have been hung but since we won they are looked at as founding fathers. And amazing read in itself it is a document that is still changing lives.

  • This is the poetry that preludes the prose of the Constitution of the United States. A revolutionary document. How a group of men who couldn't agree on whether to keep the windows open or shut could come to agree on declaring independence is nothing short of a miracle. Jefferson had a genius in the power of writing persuasively. And the truths recorded therein are self-evident.

  • I think this was a wonderful book to read about people Declaring Independence by writing a document. The thirteen countries that Britain owned were furious that they had to pay taxes. They wanted to be treated fairly so, they wrote up a document called the Declaration of Independence to declare that Britain can not rule the thirteen countries anymore. In the book there is this famous quote that people in the thirteen colonies really want. The quote is "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness [...]

  • It has been a habit of mine since high school to read the Declaration of Independence every year on the 4th of July. Normally I reflect on the pride I feel to be an American, the pride I feel in the people who fought in the revolution and who overcame such insurmountable odds. I think about our founding fathers and what it must have been like to sign their names to a document that they could have been put to death for treason for signing. I think about Ben Franklin who famously said when getting [...]

  • This is a great book. I read it with my children. The Declaration of Independence came alive for them with the fun illustrations. They are even using big words like "usurp" now. However, I don't think making them do their chores makes me a usurper. Nice try.

  • Yeah yeah, freedom is all well and good on paper. But every time I go to the grocery store and look down the aisles at 15 different brands and consistencies of peanut butter, I wish someone would just run my life for me.Thanks a lot Tom.

  • Stunning work by an amateur penmen creating these plates in his spare time over the span of a decade. Each one is more elaborate than its predecessor. A really stunning find.Full review: jennoklikes/post/974918

  • Pretty much a scathing indictment of the King of Great Britain, and then a declaration. Of independence.Nicely bound edition - picked it up at Faneuil Hall on the Freedom Trail in Boston.

  • In theserather trying political times. is vital that citizens of any background of the United States subjectively and critically analyze the historical, political, and sociological aspects of the formation and continuing existence of the country as a source of power in this world. The Declaration of Independence arguably is the foundation document of American ideals, and whilst not exactly perfect in its execution, is a powerful source of political thought. Its creation is what makes Thomas Jeff [...]

  • Have not read it since high school. Amazing!I've been out of school for 40 years. I'm certain we studied the Declaration of Independence both in high school and subsequently in college. With the passing of so many years I thought it long overdue to read this with fresh eyes. This document [[[ IS ]]] the foundation of this great country. I don't remember details of any of the atrocities mentioned but will certainly research them now. I believe I will adopt a yearly reading of The Declaration of I [...]

  • 'Merica!Some of the most eloquent words written in the English language. Always a great reminder of some of the thinking and philosophy and specific cases of oppression that led the US Founding Fathers to form a separate government. (Of course it also hints at some of the thinkings that led them to oppress others, specifically when he mentions the warfare methods of "those Indian savages". )

  • Clear, a brief history lessonI try read it every year and explore another idea contained in it. Some have said that each side of the political spectrum is trying to hijack this document to exclude others, but I think it's broad and vague enough to be interpreted differently, yet clear enough to stand against a despotic regime.

  • "e merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare"I'm highly disgusted and irritated. This is such a hypocrite text. They, themselves, usurped the rights of the Natives, exploited them, annihilated their language(s), culture and presence, and in the text Jefferson still has an exclusive approach to them. Excuse me, but you cannot seek what you do not give, man.

  • Good for a founding document. In spite of all the vindication, it would have looked better without that merciless Indian savages remark. These are relics of a bygone age, after all - no need to be hypercritical.

  • Every American should readA long with the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, this should be a must read for all Americans. Especially children I junior high and high school. Read it now before it's changed our erased from history!

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